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DH: How soon do you see things taking place? RB: They already are in motion. If you’re looking for a date I can’t tell you. Remember, the objectives are the same, but plans, well, they adapt. They exploit. Watch how this fiscal cliff thing plays out. This is the run-up to the next big economic event. I can’t give you a date. I can tell you to watch things this spring. Start with the inauguration and go from there. Watch the metals, when they dip. It will be a good indication that things are about to happen. I got that little tidbit from my friend at [REDACTED].
Originally posted by 727Sky
Saw tHis article by Paul Craig Roberts...Always a guy who says the sky will fall at any moment yet his take was rather interesting and made sense to me......
I was the first to point out that the Federal Reserve was rigging all markets, not merely bond prices and interest rates, and that the Fed is rigging the bullion market in order to protect the US dollar’s exchange value, which is threatened by the Fed’s quantitative easing. With the Fed adding to the supply of dollars faster than the demand for dollars is increasing, the price or exchange value of the dollar is set up to fall.
The Fed used naked shorts in the paper gold market to offset the price effect of a rising demand for bullion possession. Short sales that drive down the price trigger stop-loss orders that automatically lead to individual sales of bullion holdings...END QUOTE
Originally posted by ajmusicmedia
I'm not trying to come down on you. I've read the article you linked to. To me, and I could be wrong, the guy doesn't sound too credible. He sounds like he's just rehashing things you find on various conspiracy websites, not much that we haven't heard before.
My big question about this whole "Crash the dollar" scenario is: Why? What would be the benefit of it? I don't see population control as a result since this works fine already (really, if Americans—and not just Americans— don't think they're controlled, they should look about them a little bit more). And it seems like a really complicated scenario just to exercise more control over the population.
As for the financial aspects; who whould benefit in a crash of the US dollar? Certainly not American banks and corporations. Since they are the ones who really run the show, I can't see any advantage to it.
I welcome any information that could show an advantage to the crash of the dollar, excluding the "they need to control us" argument.
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
There have been a few people on ATS, including myself, that has been talking about the dangers and outright stupidity in buying gold and silver.
Sure, some believe they are a way to beat inflation and save wealth in a system based on a fiat currency, but as we have seen....gold and silver markets are at the whim of knee-jerk reactions and quantity manipulation.
Add to that the fact that most gold and silver in the market doesn't even exist.....it's all paper, and you have absolutely no idea how to accurately discern the value of anything.
It no stretch to say that this is just another over-priced bubble and it will eventually burst. Don't need a DHS insider to see the writing on the wall.
Gold’s tumble hit a new phase on Friday and accelerated on Monday, falling more than 8%. Other precious metals have also been hit hard, like silver, which fell 13% on Monday.
The gold bloodbath has extended to mining companies, raising questions about small gold mining firms that have little working capital and might now have a harder times accessing financing, and big companies that are having trouble managing their mining projects, especially as the cost of mining keeps going up. Shares of Barrick Gold, the big gold producer, tumbled by more than 10% in Monday morning trading and are down by 23% in the last week. Newmont Mining’s stock has also been very weak in the last two days of trading and fell nearly 7% in Monday morning trading. Kinross Gold’s stock fell another 10% on Monday after sliding to a 52-week low last week.
And I believe the aim of central governments now is to denude the savings of the middle class. Although the talk always is, "Oh, we're doing this to protect the middle class," it's exactly the reverse; they're actually doing it to kill the middle class and is doing so by eroding their savings, impoverishing them. Every single thing you see done today, you look at what the results will be and it will be to impoverish the middle class because when the middle class is gotten rid of you've got complete control.